2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R06.00

Dyspnea, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • R06.00 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM R06.00 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of R06.00 - other international versions of ICD-10 R06.00 may differ.
The following code(s) above R06.00 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to R06.00:
  • R00-R99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range R00-R99

    Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified

    Note
    • This chapter includes symptoms, signs, abnormal results of clinical or other investigative procedures, and ill-defined conditions regarding which no diagnosis classifiable elsewhere is recorded.
    • Signs and symptoms that point rather definitely to a given diagnosis have been assigned to a category in other chapters of the classification. In general, categories in this chapter include the less well-defined conditions and symptoms that, without the necessary study of the case to establish a final diagnosis, point perhaps equally to two or more diseases or to two or more systems of the body. Practically all categories in the chapter could be designated 'not otherwise specified', 'unknown etiology' or 'transient'. The Alphabetical Index should be consulted to determine which symptoms and signs are to be allocated here and which to other chapters. The residual subcategories, numbered .8, are generally provided for other relevant symptoms that cannot be allocated elsewhere in the classification.
    • The conditions and signs or symptoms included in categories R00-R94 consist of:
    • (a) cases for which no more specific diagnosis can be made even after all the facts bearing on the case have been investigated;
    • (b) signs or symptoms existing at the time of initial encounter that proved to be transient and whose causes could not be determined;
    • (c) provisional diagnosis in a patient who failed to return for further investigation or care;
    • (d) cases referred elsewhere for investigation or treatment before the diagnosis was made;
    • (e) cases in which a more precise diagnosis was not available for any other reason;
    • (f) certain symptoms, for which supplementary information is provided, that represent important problems in medical care in their own right.
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abnormal findings on antenatal screening of mother (O28.-)
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • signs and symptoms classified in the body system chapters
    • signs and symptoms of breast (N63, N64.5)
    Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
  • R06
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R06

    Abnormalities of breathing

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute respiratory distress syndrome (J80)
    • respiratory arrest (R09.2)
    • respiratory arrest of newborn (P28.81)
    • respiratory distress syndrome of newborn (P22.-)
    • respiratory failure (J96.-)
    • respiratory failure of newborn (P28.5)
    Abnormalities of breathing
  • R06.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R06.0

    Dyspnea

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • tachypnea NOS (R06.82)
    • transient tachypnea of newborn (P22.1)
    Dyspnea
Approximate Synonyms
  • Dyspnea
  • Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
  • Respiratory distress
  • Shortness of breath
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by an uncomfortable sensation of difficulty breathing.
  • An uncomfortable sensation of difficulty breathing. It may present as an acute or chronic sign of an underlying respiratory or heart disorder.
  • Difficult or labored breathing.
  • Difficult, painful breathing or shortness of breath.
  • Difficulty in breathing which may or may not have an organic cause.
  • Labored or difficult breathing associated with a variety of disorders, indicating inadequate ventilation or low blood oxygen or a subjective experience of breathing discomfort.
ICD-10-CM R06.00 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 204 Respiratory signs and symptoms

Convert R06.00 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to R06.00:
  • Dyspnea (nocturnal) (paroxysmal) R06.00

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To R06.00
R04.0 Epistaxis
R04.1 Hemorrhage from throat
R04.2 Hemoptysis
R04.8 Hemorrhage from other sites in respiratory passages
R04.81 Acute idiopathic pulmonary hemorrhage in infants
R04.89 Hemorrhage from other sites in respiratory passages
R04.9 Hemorrhage from respiratory passages, unspecified
R05 Cough
R06 Abnormalities of breathing
R06.0 Dyspnea
R06.00 …… unspecified
R06.01 Orthopnea
R06.02 Shortness of breath
R06.03 Acute respiratory distress
R06.09 Other forms of dyspnea
R06.1 Stridor
R06.2 Wheezing
R06.3 Periodic breathing
R06.4 Hyperventilation
R06.5 Mouth breathing
R06.6 Hiccough

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.